Elk Cloner was the first computer virus known to have spread in the wild. Richard Skrenta, then fifteen years old, wrote the virus for the Apple II operating system, which was stored on floppy diskettes. When a computer booted from a floppy disk infected with Elk Cloner, the virus would start, and would subsequently copy itself to any uninfected floppy disk that was accessed. Because computers of that time had dual floppy disk drives, and because diskettes were often passed around among friends, the virus was frequently copied. After contagion, every 50th time that a computer booted up, it would display the following text:

It will get on all your disks
It will infiltrate your chips
Yes it’s Cloner!

It will stick to you like glue
It will modify ram too
Send in the Cloner!


VISP is a creative process that visualize computer viruses and spam as part of an
artistic project.
Similar to a biological virus the art project will mutate during the process.
In this regard, one can see the result of this video projection and net installation as mutation examples.
The results will be presented on our project server as well as in the medien.kunstlabor Graz.


07.12.2005 – 09.12.2005
ncc05 | NetartCommunityCongress, Dom im Berg, Graz/A

13.10.2005 – 02.11.2005
medien.KUNSTLABOR, Kunsthaus Graz